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Cook Paella and 5 Tapas in Sitges Market

2 reviewsSitges, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Ricky

4 hours
Spanish
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In my cookery classes I combine know-how with food chat and we'll produce some fine food in the process. There's a selection of classes that cover Catalan, Spanish and wider Med cooking. There´s something for everyone - whatever your culinary talents.

In our 4-hour morning classes, firstly a freshly squeezed juice and tortilla as we say hello to each other and you get over the shock of my tattoos!

Being based in Sitges' perfect- sized indoor market, we'll step out and take a special tour for 30 minutes. I buy almost all my produce here and I've known many of the traders for years.

Then down to work... when we´ll knock out some amazing dishes. Everyone can help if you want to and we'll move at a pace to suit you. Most of all I want to inspire you. We'll have some fun and, of course, some fab food in the process.

The popular version of Paella that we normally cook is from the land with rabbit, chicken & pork; please note on 7 Feb 2019 we'll cook a similar dish with Seafood & Black Rice; on Mar 27th a Seafood Paella. We'll get to grips with what makes this such a fabulous dish. Every Paella is individual and ours will be no exception. Before we cook Paella we'll roll out a selection of 5 hot and cold tapas dishes….from the sea (when we cook meat paella). Typically: Boquerones, Salt Cod fritters, Ensaladilla de Marisco, Calamares a la Romana, Tuna Empanadilaas
In my cookery classes I combine know-how with food chat and we'll produce some fine food in the process. There's a selection of classes that cover Catalan, Spanish and wider Med cooking. There´s something for everyone - whatever your culinary talents.

In our 4-hour morning classes, firstly a freshly squeezed juice and tortilla as we say hello to each other and you get over the shock of my tattoos!

Being based in Sitges' per…

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Meet your host, Ricky

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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The former marketing guy immersed in London dining (on expenses). So in love with cooking and food, I later trained for 2 years to become a chef. Then came the private dining restaurant and a specialist restaurant marketing consultancy. For the last 25 years I've worked in small and large kitchens, maybe setting up a new menu or concept; sometimes running the operation. Brought up in the Med, I later knew that simply travelling around its shores wouldn't be enough to satisfy my love for its lifestyle and especially its food. So in 2002 I moved to Sitges. Sometimes I can be found working in London, but my home and heart is here cooking by the Med.
For as long as I can remember I've been asked for my recipes and ideas, engaging in food chat. I could not ask for more than my cookery school to be in the town´s central market.
Ricky M
The former marketing guy immersed in London dining (on expenses). So in love with cooking and food, I later trained for 2 years to become a chef. Then came the private dining restaurant and a specialist restaurant marketing consultancy. For the last 25 years I've worked in small and large kitchens, maybe setting up a new menu or concept; sometimes running the operation. Brought up in the Med, I later knew that simply travelling around its shores wouldn't be enough to satisfy my love for its li…
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Where you'll be

Most of my classes are based in Sitges' air conditioned indoor market. That's where our purpose built demo kitchen is. If we run out of something...no problem. This is true market cooking. We'll take a market tour before we start cooking plus a chance to take a 15 minute break and walk around the market again, maybe take a coffee.

2 reviews

Rebecca
September 2019
Ricky made us feel extremely welcome and relaxed. Bringing together a love of food and introduction to Spanish, especially Catalan culture. The markets are fabulous...so inspiring.
Pier-Alexandre
September 2019
Ricky knows what he's doing and he's more than welcoming. Not only does he teach well, but he makes sure that the whole thing doesn't feel like a classroom. I learned good tricks and tips to improve my cooking and got plenty of food to share with me travel companions. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in Spanish cuisine!
Ricky knows what he's doing and he's more than welcoming. Not only does he teach well, but he makes sure that the whole thing doesn't feel like a classroom. I learned good tricks…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

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Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 17 and up can attend.

More tips

Don't worry about your levels of expertise. This is for everybody. We'll, shop, talk, prepare, cook and eat local, regional and national dishes.